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 (kôr′vīn′, -vĭn)
Of, resembling, or characteristic of crows.

[Latin corvīnus, from corvus, raven.]


1. (Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a crow
2. (Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the passerine bird family Corvidae, which includes the crows, raven, rook, jackdaw, magpies, and jays
[C17: from Latin corvīnus raven-like, from corvus a raven]


(ˈkɔr vaɪn, -vɪn)

1. pertaining to or resembling a crow.
2. belonging or pertaining to the Corvidae, a family of birds including crows, ravens, magpies, and jays.
[1650–60; < Latin corvīnus=corv(us) raven + -īnus -ine1]
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Adj.1.corvine - relating to or resembling a crow
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Recovering phylogenetic signal from DNA sequences: relationships within the corvine assemblage (Class Aves) as inferred from complete sequences of mitochondrial cytochrome-b gene.
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227), called "Fugue" for its repetitions as an "initial refrain --a "prefrain" one might say--assonantally converts "Lord Lord" into "caw caw," the defining syllable of "nevermore, the word of hopelessness uttered by the ravenna mindless, corvine symbol of response of the universe to the ugly tragedy of Naomi's life and death (see Schumacher, pp.
If the bada truly is some kind of crow, then the MBh has three regularly occurring terms for 'crow' in contexts where animals are feeding upon the flesh of the dead (kaka, vayasa, and the bala/bada/vada complex), in addition to another corvine bird, the kakola, generally glossed as 'raven'.
Recovering phylogenetic signal from DNA sequences: relationships within the corvine assemblage (class Ayes) as inferred from complete sequences of the mitochondrial DNA cytochrome-b gene.
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